LEEA new announcements for 2022

3 January 2022

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LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association, takes a leap into the New Year announcing plans for a Consideration of Premises and the next date for its Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD).

Ross Maloney, CEO, LEEA, said changes in the way the association works and delivers support to members means the LEEA Board is interested in exploring the suitability of its current premises and if necessary, to redevelop its current premises or explore an alternative site. 

Potential partners should direct questions and a proposal in PDF form by January 7. 

“We anticipate our premises should include world leading training facilities supporting in person and remote training, accommodation for our office-based staff, capability for hosting in person and online events and be accessible to visitors using motorway, mainline stations and ideally an airport,” said Maloney. 

“Consequently, we are looking to engage experienced and skilled external partners who will work with the CEO and present findings and recommendations to the LEEA Board. 

Initial proposals will be presented to the LEEA Board for first consideration in April 2022, feedback may result in further proposals being considered again in June, with final presentation being made at the LEEA Board meeting in September 2022. 

In other news, LEEA has announced the next Global Lifting Awareness Day (GLAD) will take place on July 7, 2022 and it is expanding its scope in terms of geography – with more organisations and people from around the world.  

It is also looking to form a loose coalition with sister organisations and associations with an interest in height safety, drop prevention and lifting.  

The GLAD 2022 Stakeholders include Material Handling & Logistics Industry (MHI), Erkende Keurbedrijven Hijs & Hefmiddelen (EKH), the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), National Rigging Advisory Group, UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), Association of British Mining Companies (ABMEC), the Energy Industries Council and the Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme (DROPS).  

Many others are expressing an interest to take part. There will be a series of one-to-one discussions with the CEOs of these stakeholder organisations. 

Plans are also being made to put together a coalition of end users, through which it can speak to customers during GLAD 2022.